State Runner-Up Finish For OFHS Cheer Team

State Runner-Up Finish For OFHS Cheer Team
By: Tim Moran, Patch

The Oak Forest High School cheer team is the 2020 IHSA medium division state runner-up. The Bengal squad concluded a successful season with numerous accolades over the weekend at the state tournament in Bloomington, a team representative told Patch. It's also the second year in a row the team finished as the state runner-up and the eighth state cheer trophy ever brought home to the school.

The season turned out the highest scores an OFHS cheer team has ever achieved, five first place trophies, a grand champion award, a conference championship and the South Suburban Blue Conference sportsmanship in addition to finishing as the state runner-up.

The team hit zero at both days during the state tournament, meaning they performed their routine with no deductions.

The Bengals are coached by Christine DiVenti. The assistant coaches are Denise Arenas and Caitlin DiVenti.

Team members are Carter Boger, Leila Sloane, Katie Everitt, Madelyn Ozminkowski, Casey McMurray, Paige Eperjesi, Isaac Cardenas, Jessica Gron, Reagan Albin, Eva Campbell, Codie Hoop, Abigail Baugh, Skylar Gibbs, Taylor Lutz, Melina Hernandez, Ashley Baugh, Colleen McMaster and Teegan Straniero.